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TO:                   Superintendents of Schools

FROM:             Susan A. Gendron, Commissioner

DATE:              June 7, 2005

RE:                   12 th Annual Education Law Conference

            I am pleased to announce that the 12 th Annual Education Law Conference will be held from July 25- July 27, 2005 at the Eastland Hotel in Portland and the post-Conference sessions will be held on July 28, 2005 at the University of Southern Maine.   The Conference will provide educational opportunities for educators, policy-makers, advocates, and practitioners alike.

            Conference topics for 2005 will include No Child Left Behind, the new IDEA, Testing, Bullying, School Safety, Charters & School Choice, the Supreme Court on Religion, and other up-to-the minute issues of concern.   There will be special strands on Autism, the Civic Mission of Schools, and the Educational Pipeline: from Preschool to Professional School.   The post-Conference sessions will offer three strands, one addressing issues around granting diplomas, another devoted specifically to private schools, and the third is a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) session for lawyers focusing on current ed law topics.

            More information about the 12 th Annual Education Law Conference can be found at, by contacting Professor Sarah Redfield at, or by contacting the USM Conference at 207-780-5960.